May 8, 2012

Haiga 819-Observatory haiga from a Hawaiian Mountain

Haiku by myself. Photo by Rob Madrigal (the Island of Hawaii).

I happened to come across this photo by Rob-san, who is a rescue fighter stationed on the Island of Hawaii. The original photo was color, but for my purpose I changed it to black and white, increased the contrast to the point where the sky turned black. I tried to make it look surrealistic

There are numerous observatories on top of Mauna Kea, where the air is so thin that the stars do not twinkle, an ideal place for observing the space. This observatory in the photo is Canada-France institution.